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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Samurai Fiction 2009 Reply with quote
It's that time of year again - the 5th annual Samurai Fiction Contest. I've thrown in a "disqualification" caveat - too much bad grammar or poor spelling can potentially get you immediately disqualified:

http://www.samurai-archives.com/writcon.html

Feel free to post any questions here. Deadline for submissions is 11/15.

NO Entrance fee.

Again this year there is NO FEE to enter the samurai fiction contest. The contest is completely free and open to all. The entries will be published on Samurai Archives.com, with the winner featured. Writers will retain all rights to their stories.


Fifth Annual Samurai Fiction Contest, 2009

The parameters for the fifth annual Samurai Fiction contest are covered on this page. The stories must involve Japan or the Samurai, and the story may take place any time up to, but no later than the end of the 19th century, and may take place at any point in Japanese history before this.


Requirements:

This is to be a piece of fiction writing taking place within an unspecified period in Japanese history up to the late 19th century. The available genres are listed on the website, linked above - the stories must be written in the style of one of the genres on the listed.

Parameters:

The story is required to be more than 1,000 words, with a 5,000 word targeted limit - overages are acceptable if necessary, but please don't overdo it. It can be done in the first person, or the third person, and must be a complete short story, not an excerpt from a larger story. The genre(s) must be listed at the top of the story above the title - one genre or a combination of two genres are acceptable. Although the particular genre will not affect judging, all entrants must make sure that their story follows the requirements of their chosen genre(s) - see details on the website listed above.

Sequels: Sequels to previous stories entered in the contest are acceptable - however, the story must be a stand-alone short story, not a continuation of the previous story.

Disqualifications: Stories with numerous blatant misspellings or poor grammar will be immediately disqualified at the judges discretion. Please spellcheck and proofread your stories. You have until November 2009, plenty of time to correct spelling mistakes and grammar issues.

Submission Information:

Submissions are to be sent via email to webmaster @ samurai-archives.com in a WORD .Doc format OR HTML. At the top of the first page, please include your full name, your Yahoo ID or your Samurai Archives Citadel ID (whichever is applicable) your email address, as well as the genre(s) the story falls under, and the title of your story. You will receive a confirmation email that your submission has been received.

Judging and Winning the contest:

Submissions will be judged by a panel of Yahoo Group and Samurai Citadel community members who are not submitting stories. The judges will not be told who the authors of each respective submission are until after the judging has closed, to avoid any swaying of the judges. The recipient of the submissions (The Samurai Archives webmaster) will not be a judge, and will only moderate the proceedings, to keep entries anonymous. The winning story will be featured on the Samurai Archives site as the winner of the 2009 Samurai Fiction contest. All stories will be placed in the 'Fan Fiction' section of the Samurai Archives as well. The winner will be announced at the Yahoo Group and the Samurai Archives Citadel at the end of judging.

Participants agree to have their stories displayed on that Samurai Archives after the contest has finished. Participants will retain all rights to their work, and will be credited for their work on the site.

Please email questions to webmaster @ samurai-archives.com

Deadline for fiction submission: 11/15/2009

Timelines are subject to change.

Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
So far a few entries have come in - don't forget the deadline of November 15th.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Because I'm going to be gone during the deadline for the writing contest, I am extending the deadline to 12/1/09.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the extension. I will submit something this year. Good excuse to think creatively.
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It's that time of year again - the 5th annual Samurai Fiction Contest. I've thrown in a "disqualification" caveat - too much bad grammar or poor spelling can potentially get you immediately disqualified:


I totally support this idea.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
kitsuno wrote:
Because I'm going to be gone during the deadline for the writing contest, I am extending the deadline to 12/1/09.
Thanks, kitsuno! I am more confident today, as I actually wrote something I consider mildly interesting for a change. I may have something for you soon. Cheers!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Judging is complete, and if I can format and upload a majority of stories today, I'll announce them here, otherwise it will be up tomorrow.
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